TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SIMULATION

THS3THS

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

By the use of a computer-based simulation titled HOTS , this capstone hospitality subject explores the real-time working of a hotel. Based in teams, the HOTS software allows all business decisions of a hotel over a five year period. Students need to apply all gained knowledge in food and beverage supervision, human resourcing and marketing principles including SWOT analysis, cash flow statements and other appropriate methods of interpreting data. The HOTS program simulates real decision making and prepares students for working in teams and in the industry

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MKT1MDP or BUS1BUF and THS1THE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject ReadingsPrescribedLa Trobe Business SchoolLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Make business decisions in a team environment.

Activities:
Ability to demonstrate leadership and decision making skills 2. Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of working in a group environment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Develop a marketing strategy including a S.W.O.T. and E.T.O.P. analysis.

Activities:
Develop a business including marketing strategy and undertake a S.W.O.T and E.T.O.P. analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

03. Demonstrate leadership and decision-making skills.

Activities:
Ability to demonstrate leadership and decision making skills through team meetings and inputting decisions into the HOTS simulation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Interpret financial data and make business decisions based on this information.

Activities:
About to interpret and present financial data into graphs and base decisions on past performance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Ability to respond to business market forces and hotel competition.

Activities:
Through regular team meetings, simulation decisions will be inputted into the HOTS program based on the hotels competition.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Research and source the optimum hospitality supplier to reflect the standards of a hotel

Activities:
Ability to source hotel suppliers consistent with market expectations (according to HOTS).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 36
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute team presentation4-6 students per team10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2000-word individual report60 01, 02, 03, 04
one group report4-6 students per group, 500-800 words per group member20 01, 02, 03, 04
Simulation participationattendance and participation5 01, 02, 03, 04
Background document online quizStudent must read the HOTS background document prior to commencing the HOTS program5 06